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Saturday, January 13, 2018

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A California man has been stripped of his gun and cited for illegally firing it off at Castle Airport.

Investigators say Jim Price was shooting at squirrels from his truck on the active airfield while people were nearby, including one man who says a bullet came a little too close and called 911.

James Allen, 26, parked in his car just outside castle airport and was reading a book, when he heard the shot. "I heard a pop and a snap go over my head." Allen says he even heard a bullet ricochet right past him.

Allen then called the police, and shortly after, multiple Merced County Sheriff's deputies arrived on scene and surrounded the truck where the shots were fired. Inside was Jim Price. Mayor Jim Price of nearby Atwater.

"To find out that it was the mayor shooting in the direction where people jog and have lunch and stuff like that, mind-blowing; like I could not believe it," said Allen.

The mayor was cited for both violations on scene. His rifle was taken away and he was ordered to give up his concealed carry permit, which was issued by the Atwater police chief.


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*-------- 'Black Pudding Saved My Life' --------*

A British butcher who found himself locked inside his walk-in freezer escaped his predicament by using a frozen black pudding to strike the frozen release button. Chris McCabe, 70, said he was retrieving an item from the walk-in freezer at his Totnes, Devon, butcher shop when the wind blew the door shut behind him. McCabe said he found the emergency door release button inside the freezer -- which was set to a temperature of -4 degrees -- had frozen solid. "No-one could hear me banging. Black pudding saved my life," McCabe said. The butcher said he used the frozen blood sausage as a battering ram to operate the frozen button. "It was the right shape. I used it like the police use battering rams to break door locks in. It was solid, pointed and I could get plenty of weight behind it," he said. "I'm lucky really. We sell about two or three each week and that was the last one in there."


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A man will have to spend time in jail for being married to a woman and her daughter at the same time, according to police in Pennsylvania. Shamokin police said that they have arrested 44-year-old Christopher I. Hauptmann, who is also known as Christopher Buckley, after being accused of possessing firearms and lying on official documents. In court, Hauptmann pleaded no contest to illegally possessing firearms, bigamy, forgery, and unsworn falsification. According to the police investigation, Hauptmann got married to Shannon Deitrich-Derovick and lived with her and her daughter, 18-year-old Kaylee Paige Derovick. After a few months, Hauptmann broke up with Shannon and moved to a home with his stepdaughter Kaylee. He then married his stepdaughter while he was still married to her mother. Shannon claimed that Hauptmann taunted her by sending photos of himself having sex with her daughter.

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Neither rain nor sleet nor snow nor dark of night shall stay these couriers from their appointed rounds -- Turkeys, on the other hand. -Aussie Andrew

I've written comments about the nut cases living in Florida. A big THANK'S for that story. I feel so much better about myself I don't read anything about Ct as we ain't that bad. Keep me happy Floridians. Happy New Year! -Buzzy Z

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